GRID: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls on federal regulators to enact rules to speed clean energy and transmission deployment as bipartisan permitting reforms appear unlikely to pass. (E&E News)

ALSO: Canada’s energy regulator approves its portion of a 36-mile transmission line that will bring hydropower from Québec to New York. (Hydro Review)

• The heat wave currently bringing triple-digit temperatures to the Southwest will expand later this week to cover most of the country. (The Hill)
• Heat waves scorching the U.S. would’ve been “almost impossible” without climate change and will become more frequent as the world warms, an analysis finds. (Inside Climate News)
• More than 110 congressional Democrats call on President Biden to enact a standard that gives workers protection during extreme heat. (Common Dreams)

• Insurers are pulling out of residential markets along the Gulf Coast but continue to cover new liquified natural gas export terminals in Louisiana. (Floodlight/Guardian)
• The federal government announces $1.55 billion in funding for monitoring and cracking down on methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. (Reuters)

• An electric vehicle advocate’s road trip from Texas through Oklahoma to Arkansas illustrates the challenge of rural “charging deserts.” (WSMV)
• While former President Trump likely wouldn’t be able to overturn the Inflation Reduction Act’s electric vehicle tax credits if he were elected, he could derail the EPA’s tailpipe emissions rules designed to speed EV adoption. (Axios)
Colorado advocates and policymakers debate whether private investors or utility ratepayers should foot the bill for public electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (Colorado Sun)

COAL: The U.S. Department of Energy is offering $32 million in funding to study ways to extract rare earth metals and critical minerals from coal or coal waste to diversify the domestic supply. (Utility Dive)

POLLUTION: The White House’s environmental justice advisory council calls for the U.S. EPA to strengthen its soot and smog emissions standards. (E&E News)

EFFICIENCY: The U.S. Energy Department begins enforcing rules that bar the manufacturing and sale of incandescent lightbulbs. (E&E News)

SOLAR: U.S. EPA officials seek applicants to the agency’s $7 billion solar project funding program before applications close next week. (Utility Dive)

New England fishing industry advocates tell federal officials they’re relying on outdated fishing data to determine where offshore wind leases in the Gulf of Maine might have the least commercial impact. (Portland Press Herald)
Deer find refuge next to turbines as a fast-growing wildfire tears through a wind power facility and threatens other energy infrastructure in Washington state. (Associated Press)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Vxartnews team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.